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Twitter reactions to Joe Root’s amazing figures of 5/8



Last Updated on 3 years by Charbel Coorey

Twitter reactions to Joe Root’s amazing figures of 5/8 | Twitter reacts to Joe Root taking an incredible 5/8 on the 2nd day of the 3rd Test vs India

When they say cricket can be a funny game, this is what they mean.

As India sat well-placed at 99/3 overnight, trailing England’s paultry 112 by just 13 runs, one couldn’t help but think that England misread the pitch and played three seamers due to the pink ball.

Enter Joe Root.

The England skipper, who is enjoying an amazing year with the bat, made a huge impact with the ball. Never before had he taken a five-for in First Class cricket, so even two or three here from him would have been a huge bonus.

After he dismissed Pant with his very first delivery, Root went on a rampage, bowling with excellent control on a turning surface. Fans picked up on this, as the skipper brought England roaring back into not only this Test, but World Test Championship contention.

Here are the Twitter reactions from Root’s incredible 5/8 off 6.2 overs.

India’s lead of 33 could prove to be vital on a difficult surface. However, Joe Root’s brilliant performance has given England a real chance of taking a 2-1 series lead, which puts them on the brink of the World Test Championship Final.

Charbel Coorey
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